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"Well rounded"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
Current Employee - Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Jacobs full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great people, wide array of projects.

Cons

typical mega-corp politics and limitations

Other Employee Reviews for Jacobs

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Not much job security"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large network of resources, friendly people, somewhat flexible schedule if you're not too busy.

    Cons

    If you're not fully billable, be worried about keeping your job. They seem to hire people when they are in high demand on a specific project, then lay those people off once things slow down. Then a couple months later, we're hiring more people again. On one instance, a person was laid off because of a lack of work to do, but that very week someone else in the company with the same title and credentials was putting in overtime. Why couldn't they have spread the work around to keep the employee around a little longer?

    I am full time but have been on reduced hours because of a lack of billable work. One week I will have stuff to do and put in 40 hours, the next week there's nothing and I only do 21 hours. This is financially not a stable situation for a family, and a second job isn't doable since I never know when I'll be dong 40 hours or 21.

    It would be nice if they could cut a smaller check to their shareholders and let employees charge more time to overhead.

    The benefits are average but expensive!

    Advice to Management

    I always hear "People are our greatest asset", but I feel like that is far from the truth. I feel like this company cares more about it's shareholders than it's employees. I am constantly on edge concerned about my job security just because the marketing department is slacking off at winning new projects. It has been a year since my department won a job, and we have submitted dozens of proposals.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "You're a number"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Anchorage, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    401K matching was excellent.
    Vacation time was very good
    Fair pay
    Good tuition assistance program

    Cons

    You're pretty much a number (I was employee number 47***)
    I drove trying to find access to more programs, no
    Poor communications both up the chain and across closely related divisions - too compartmentlised
    No access to higher echelons within my division
    Nigh on impossible to get required PPE (specifically Arctic gear, we worked on the North Slope)

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up the purse strings a little when it comes to required equipment
    Open the lines of communication
    Frankly, when I was hired I had another job in the queue, if I knew then what I know now, I'd most likely have taken the lower paying offer!

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